Push-to-Talk: prompt communication in emergencies
Published on 28/03/2017 in Solutions & services
Relief workers, coordinators and others have to be contacted fast in an emergency. And that includes the staff who coordinate in your company when problems occur. Three reasons why they can communicate more efficiently via Push-to-Talk than with a standard phone call.
- Part of a group conversation straight away
With the Push-to-Talk app, you combine the function of a walkie-talkie and a mobile phone in one device. All you have to do is install the app. The advantage compared with a standard call is that it is much faster. You don’t have to select a number in your contacts first and then start a call.
In this app, you contact a preselected group. If you want to reach them, you simply have to push a button once or touch your screen. Everything you say is heard immediately by everyone involved. So you no longer have to have individual, one-to-one conversations. Everyone takes part in the same conversation straight away. Conversely, you also hear everything that the others say, because your communication channel remains open all the time. That happens automatically at full volume, so you can even put your mobile away in your pocket.
- An extra communication channel
Push-to-Talk gives you an extra communication channel that is permanently open. But you can make and receive standard calls at the same time. That is because Push-to-Talk works via the Internet (3G or 4G), or via your company’s Wi-Fi.
- Efficient for one-to-one conversations, too
Push-to-Talk is also handy for one-to-one conversations. In the Push-to-Talk app, you can see straight away who is and who is not available. Because contacts can mark themselves in the app as ‘Available’ or ‘Do not disturb’. Do you want to talk to your contact as soon as they are free? Then you can send them a ‘PTT Call Alert’. That way, you save time when it’s really precious.